UTeach Portfolio System
Students are introduced to the Portfolio project in Step 1 and Step 2 (UTS 101 and UTS 110). You'll be expected to add documents and ideas to your portfolio every semester, building toward the preliminary portfolio as you go through both UTeach and content courses.
A passing score on the preliminary portfolio is one of the prerequisites for admission to Apprentice Teaching (EDC 651S and UTS 170). The preliminary portfolio must be submitted by the due date in the semester prior to Apprentice Teaching. Students will be given permission to register for EDC 651S and UTS 170 before the scores are finalized. These courses are audited after the due date and students without a passing score will be dropped, delaying their student teaching by at least one semester. There are no exceptions to this requirement and no extensions will be given for the portfolio itself or for revisions.
The UTeach Portfolio is an assignment through which UTeach students demonstrate that they meet specific teaching proficiencies and exhibit mastery in subject matter knowledge. In building a portfolio, students reflect on their experiences and select specific artifacts to support the conclusions reached in the reflection, which articulates important concepts in secondary math, science, and engineering education.